how much use (no full-timers)

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  1. SC 05 OUT

    SC 05 OUT Funster

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    apart form the "lucky" full timers how much use do you get out of your m/h,

    Ive done every other weekend since april (apart from 1) till now and will do same apart from 1 plus 2 full weeks till end of Oct, then hopefully about 4 w/e's over the winter months, my weekends are 3 nighters so that a fair amount of sleeps in the m/h
     
  2. Janine

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    So far this year I've had a couple of weekends and three weeks out of the last six away!

    Usually long weekends and aiming for more this year with Funster meets.

    46 nights away last year between April and November.
     
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    We've had about about ix days out together so far. I've had a weekend on my own and we are planning to have a week away in August (just looking for inspiration)

    Will be trying to use it a lot more next year as we have really enjoyed what we have done.

    Will be trying to do some rallies but we find it difficult as we won't "wild" camp and I wil be busy with an Ma to Phd:thumb:
     
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    Over 6 of the last 12 months away in the van. Had it two years and done 23000 miles so far.

    Might be less now as focasing on work for a while:Sad:
     
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    Approx a week at home then off for 2/3/4 weeks and so fifth. :thumb:
     
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    Normally manage about 3 to 4 months each year since we retired, have to make use of it.

    Most of which we take in Scotland in 6 week trips.


    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
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    there are one or two rallies and shows where you can pay for ehu if you need it, Shepton Mallet being 1 in september.
    We rarely use ehu and infact apart from running from the genny to recharge the battery (1 battery had died so needed genny at prestwold - have now bought 2 new batteries) have yet to try proper ehu with our unit. At a rally or a show we manage well with 12v power and only thing not able to be used is the microwave, but we run tv,digi box computor all on the 12v system.

    Try it its fun at a rally or show just read some of the threads, its not hard to survive on 12v power and most shows have shower/toilet , fresh water and dump facilities provided
     
  8. Cam1

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    Hi all,
    We try to do 3 weekends a month between April and November plus a week in UK and 3 weeks in France. Not long till France now - 21st July!!!:BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:
    Regards
    Cam.
     
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    We've had 3 5day mid-week breaks, 3 weeks in France and one week Shropshire/Wales. Daughter had a week in Norfolk, son having week beginning July and we are off mid July to Scotland for a couple of weeks. Hope to do a few weeks in France in September. I want it to be used as much as possible to justify the cost. I'd love to do a couple of rallies but it is matching up dates that is my problem. Think it would be great fun.
    Ivy
     
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    We usually manage 60 nights a year, we do not use the M/H Dec, Jan and Feb.
     
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    We have only managed to get away for Christmas/New Year and about 3 x 2 day breaks since we bought it last November:Sad: :Sad:

    But hoping to go away to France/Spain for 5 weeks in October and to tour England for a few weeks in Dec/Jan. :BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    I only work 3 days a week but I work all over the UK.
    If we can arrange it, Lucy and the kids follow in the van and we stay a week on a campsite.

    I can also take as much holiday as we choose.

    We are at the point where coming home is a real bind, all that unpacking and settling back into bedrooms.

    When we can afford it, we are 80% van, 20% house.
    We are working on the percentages!
     
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    perhaps you should have included full timers, they may live in a van, but not all travel a lot ..

    anyways..

    prior to our full time travelling we used our Euro van every other week end in the UK and at every school holiday to either France , Spain or Germany.
     
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    we will manage 11 weeks and the odd weekends this year which is pretty good as work full time , we do average 60- 80 hour weeks most of the weeks we work, motorhome will also do about 4 weeks for work this year as well
     
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    Last year, when caravanning, we were out every other weekend, until this year when we spent a lot of time working on the house.

    We moved to a motorhome as we found we didn't want to make time for caravanning as I was fed up with setting up and Martin was fed up with packing away - sooooo, since getting the mhome, we've been away just about every other weekend, and will spend two weeks in Norfolk in August.

    Martin is now going into a number of shifts when he only has one day off a weekend, and I have loads of "friends" things planned.

    We hardly get away in September due to my job, but we do go away all year round.
     
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    Our promice to ourselves when we finished work while we could we would so this year in April 1st Camarthen (and Wildmans excellent Carmartghen Show)
    from there we
    Newgale S.Wales - Camp site by beach

    Solva excellent wild camping

    St Davids (Leigher Meadows) very good CC site

    Vine Yard Nr Lawrenny

    Pendine Sands (Wild Camping)

    Laugharne (Dylan Thomas Country)

    Fresh Water East CC

    Tenby (Haven site at £10 a night) special offer

    Cardiff (very good council site in convenient setting)

    Bath ( taking in JJ's brilliant comedy walk)

    Newbury show

    Longleat House CC (very good site well worth a visit)

    Stratford on Avon

    This took us up to 7th June

    Then we came home for a few days before going to the great escape at Prestwold

    Then Home for a few days

    Tomorrow off for the week to Llangollen for the International Esteddfodd

    Then home until the Tall ships in Hartlepool then continuing on with a tour of Scotland.

    Our idea was while we can we will so thats what we try to do.

    As I say getting old has to have some advantages. :BigGrin:
     
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    Honestly got no idea.. Mo and me have been out just about every time we can and have just lost count.. Lets say a lot and leave it at that :BigGrin:
     
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    Hi Due to me being a shift worker we cant get away every weekend but as Lorraine works at school we tend to go away 2 weeks easter 4 weeks summer and 2 october and also do a good few weekends away also. We also use ours for daytrips as we only stay about 5 miles from seaside we tend to just jump in mh head for seaside have a bbq and walk the dog sometime we are away for 12 hours so relaxing.

    Gerry
     
  19. SC 05 OUT

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    now includes full timers

    it seems we all get pleanty of use then, I seem to be an average of above posts,

    so lets turn to full timers who are lurking on this thread so they dont fell left out


    Q: fulltimers how ofton do you MOVE from pleace to place, as oppossed to full-timing static
     
  20. JJ

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    Nearly every day Seb... don't want them to catch up with me...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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